Shamshiri Grill has been a Little Tehran staple for decades and a place you walk into any day of the week and realize the entire neighborhood is eating lunch here. The sprawling space is packed with large groups of friends and families sharing kebab platters, Persian stews, and shirin polo - basmati rice mixed with almonds, pistachios, and orange peel. On weekdays, you’ll find a separate lunch menu where plates hover around $10, making Shamshiri one of the most affordable lunch options in the area. That said, you can’t leave without getting the tahdig appetizer - crispy basmati rice topped with a stew of your choice (you’re going to choose the Persian curry).
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